Via dell’Amore

Via dell’Amore, Cinque Terre, Italy from Frances Schwabenland on Vimeo.

Via dell’Amore or the Pathway of Love is located in Cinque Terre, Italy. The beautiful rocky coast and Ligurian homes carved into steep mountians make this a must see for anyone wanting to experience a bit of heaven on earth. The path connects the villages of Riomaggore and Manarola and after World War II became a lovers’ meeting spot. With the movie, Three Meters Above The Sky, it became the craze to declare one’s love on a lock and throw the key into the water, forever uniting the couple. (I am such a sucker for a great love story!)
Along with hundreds of new and rusting locks, declarations of love are written on walls and carved into the plants along the way. I believe firmly that there is an energy of place. Here on this pathway of love, one can’t help but feel the expansiveness and beauty while looking out and at the same time, being caught up in the wonderfully uplifting energy of amorous affections.

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  1. i stayed at the one in maranola, and it was great. i actually thought i was the luckiest person ever for actually getting a bed, because i hadn’t made a reservation, and although it was september, the weather was absolutely perfect. they have laundry, internet, a fabulous view from the terrace, a cafe, and even could put my digital pictures on cd for me. plus a friendly helpful staff only thing was, the lockout wasn’t too cool. i was at a bar in riomaggiore and had to get back as fast as possible in the middle of the night or i was out till morning 🙂 good’ll meet lots of cool people there, wherever you stay. have fun!

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